The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 1 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 963 985 1037
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.70% 18.66% 19.64%
As % of the Vendors category 34.60% 39.31% 42.07%
Number of salaries quoted 734 821 876
Median salary £36,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2783 2506 2465
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.37% 47.48% 46.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2069 2079 2061
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,200 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,055 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.13%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 June 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -1 414 £37,500 -11.24% 42
Staffordshire -1 146 £32,500 -4.41% 12
Coventry +1 115 £40,500 +1.25% 17
Warwickshire 0 113 £37,500 +15.38% 11
Worcestershire -1 59 £27,500 -16.66% 5
Shropshire -21 30 £27,500 +0.91% 3
Solihull -1 25 £30,000 -1.63% 4
Walsall -3 12 £41,000 +18.84% 1
Dudley +8 11 £22,000 -20.00%
Wolverhampton -15 9 £31,500 -3.07% 6
West Bromwich +2 6 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Herefordshire +2 3 £43,750 -12.50% 1
Halesowen -2 3 £37,500 +50.00%
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £26,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £30,000 -
Smethwick - 1 - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 June 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 759 (39.08%) MS Excel
2 623 (32.08%) SQL
3 569 (29.30%) Windows
4 555 (28.58%) SQL Server
5 537 (27.65%) .NET
6 442 (22.76%) C#
7 410 (21.11%) Active Directory
8 386 (19.88%) VMware
9 352 (18.13%) JavaScript
10 313 (16.12%) ASP.NET
11 307 (15.81%) MS Office
12 276 (14.21%) Finance
13 268 (13.80%) MVC
14 258 (13.29%) Windows Server
15 253 (13.03%) Degree
16 252 (12.98%) HTML
17 246 (12.67%) Agile Software Development
18 236 (12.15%) CSS
18 236 (12.15%) ITIL
19 233 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
20 217 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
21 200 (10.30%) MS Exchange
22 196 (10.09%) T-SQL
23 192 (9.89%) SharePoint
24 190 (9.78%) Cisco
25 185 (9.53%) XML
26 177 (9.11%) Microsoft Azure
27 175 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
28 173 (8.91%) Web Services
29 168 (8.65%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 200 (10.30%) MS Exchange
2 192 (9.89%) SharePoint
3 91 (4.69%) IIS
4 70 (3.60%) Skype for Business
5 61 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 55 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 54 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 51 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 32 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
10 29 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
11 22 (1.13%) CMS
12 16 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
12 16 (0.82%) Tomcat
13 13 (0.67%) Umbraco
14 12 (0.62%) SAS
14 12 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
15 8 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
15 8 (0.41%) WordPress
16 7 (0.36%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 759 (39.08%) MS Excel
2 307 (15.81%) MS Office
3 54 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 51 (2.63%) MS Visio
5 45 (2.32%) MS Project
6 38 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.46%) PrintSoft PReS
8 5 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.26%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.10%) CATIA
10 2 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.051%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.051%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.051%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 106 (5.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (2.83%) Dynamics AX
3 28 (1.44%) assyst
4 21 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
5 20 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
6 16 (0.82%) Exstream
7 15 (0.77%) Oracle iProcurement
8 13 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
9 12 (0.62%) Dynamics GP
9 12 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
9 12 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
9 12 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
10 9 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
11 8 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
11 8 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
12 4 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
12 4 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
12 4 (0.21%) Oracle ASCP
13 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
13 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 177 (9.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 127 (6.54%) Office 365
3 39 (2.01%) IaaS
4 36 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (1.34%) PaaS
6 25 (1.29%) SaaS
7 18 (0.93%) Mimecast
8 11 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.36%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.36%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.26%) GitHub
11 3 (0.15%) Heroku
12 2 (0.10%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.051%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.051%) MailChimp
13 1 (0.051%) Pure360
13 1 (0.051%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 155 (7.98%) WAN
2 152 (7.83%) LAN
3 129 (6.64%) Firewall
4 85 (4.38%) DNS
5 83 (4.27%) TCP/IP
6 70 (3.60%) SAN
7 67 (3.45%) VPN
8 66 (3.40%) DHCP
9 50 (2.57%) VLAN
10 40 (2.06%) Internet
11 37 (1.91%) VoIP
11 37 (1.91%) Wireless
12 32 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
13 29 (1.49%) ADSL
14 24 (1.24%) NetScaler
15 23 (1.18%) Network Security
16 21 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
17 20 (1.03%) Unified Communications
18 14 (0.72%) Intranet
19 12 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 555 (28.58%) SQL Server
2 155 (7.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 136 (7.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 124 (6.39%) Relational Database
5 94 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 81 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 60 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
8 56 (2.88%) MySQL
9 50 (2.57%) RDBMS
10 39 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
11 34 (1.75%) Oracle Database
11 34 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
12 28 (1.44%) Power BI
13 27 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
13 27 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
14 23 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
15 21 (1.08%) Big Data
16 19 (0.98%) OLAP
17 16 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 14 (0.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 119 (6.13%) Visual Studio
2 73 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 19 (0.98%) Subversion
5 14 (0.72%) JIRA
6 12 (0.62%) Selenium
7 10 (0.51%) NUnit
8 9 (0.46%) Mercurial
8 9 (0.46%) Moq
9 7 (0.36%) MSTest
10 6 (0.31%) Rhino Mocks
10 6 (0.31%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.26%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.26%) Xcode
12 4 (0.21%) ERwin
12 4 (0.21%) LabVIEW
12 4 (0.21%) MSI
12 4 (0.21%) QADirector
12 4 (0.21%) TestPartner
General
1 276 (14.21%) Finance
2 78 (4.02%) Manufacturing
3 77 (3.96%) Telecoms
4 72 (3.71%) Marketing
5 71 (3.66%) Retail
6 32 (1.65%) Advertising
7 29 (1.49%) Legal
8 27 (1.39%) Law
9 26 (1.34%) Games
10 25 (1.29%) French Language
11 22 (1.13%) German Language
12 21 (1.08%) Banking
13 17 (0.88%) Automotive
14 14 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.62%) Back Office
15 12 (0.62%) Local Government
16 8 (0.41%) Publishing
17 6 (0.31%) Investment Banking
18 5 (0.26%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 519 (26.73%) Developer
2 336 (17.30%) Analyst
3 255 (13.13%) .NET Developer
4 159 (8.19%) C# Developer
5 137 (7.05%) C# .NET Developer
6 132 (6.80%) Support Analyst
7 115 (5.92%) ASP.NET Developer
8 99 (5.10%) Support Engineer
9 98 (5.05%) Consultant
10 96 (4.94%) Architect
11 87 (4.48%) IT Support
12 78 (4.02%) Administrator
12 78 (4.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 76 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 70 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 70 (3.60%) Senior Developer
15 69 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
16 67 (3.45%) Software Developer
17 66 (3.40%) Graduate
18 65 (3.35%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 537 (27.65%) .NET
2 313 (16.12%) ASP.NET
3 252 (12.98%) HTML
4 236 (12.15%) CSS
5 185 (9.53%) XML
6 173 (8.91%) Web Services
7 164 (8.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 151 (7.78%) jQuery
9 116 (5.97%) WCF
10 98 (5.05%) .NET Framework
11 77 (3.96%) HTML5
12 75 (3.86%) WPF
13 73 (3.76%) Entity Framework
14 67 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
15 65 (3.35%) LINQ
16 62 (3.19%) AngularJS
17 47 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 44 (2.27%) XSL
19 43 (2.21%) CSS3
20 38 (1.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 148 (7.62%) Data Centre
2 138 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (5.20%) Computer Science
4 77 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
5 65 (3.35%) Management Information System
6 62 (3.19%) Mobile App
7 45 (2.32%) Driving Licence
8 32 (1.65%) Clustering
8 32 (1.65%) User Experience
9 29 (1.49%) Mathematics
10 27 (1.39%) Replication
11 23 (1.18%) Client/Server
12 22 (1.13%) Statistics
13 20 (1.03%) Data Structures
14 17 (0.88%) Algorithms
14 17 (0.88%) Fat Client
14 17 (0.88%) NHS
14 17 (0.88%) Thin Client
15 13 (0.67%) Blackberry
15 13 (0.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 569 (29.30%) Windows
2 258 (13.29%) Windows Server
3 142 (7.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 134 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 104 (5.36%) Windows 7
6 73 (3.76%) Linux
7 69 (3.55%) Windows 8
8 62 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 50 (2.57%) Windows XP
10 42 (2.16%) Unix
11 36 (1.85%) Android
12 35 (1.80%) Apple iOS
13 33 (1.70%) Windows 10
14 15 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
15 8 (0.41%) Windows 2000
16 7 (0.36%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.26%) Solaris
18 4 (0.21%) HPUX
18 4 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (13.80%) MVC
2 246 (12.67%) Agile Software Development
3 236 (12.15%) ITIL
4 175 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
5 143 (7.36%) CRM
6 131 (6.75%) Mentoring
6 131 (6.75%) Project Management
7 100 (5.15%) Time Management
8 97 (4.99%) OO
9 94 (4.84%) SDLC
10 88 (4.53%) PRINCE2
11 87 (4.48%) Change Management
12 85 (4.38%) Scrum
13 84 (4.33%) Service Delivery
13 84 (4.33%) Web Development
14 81 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
14 81 (4.17%) TDD
15 79 (4.07%) Software Engineering
16 70 (3.60%) ERP
17 69 (3.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 623 (32.08%) SQL
2 442 (22.76%) C#
3 352 (18.13%) JavaScript
4 196 (10.09%) T-SQL
5 117 (6.02%) VB.NET
6 58 (2.99%) PowerShell
7 54 (2.78%) C
8 52 (2.68%) Java
9 40 (2.06%) C++
9 40 (2.06%) VB
10 34 (1.75%) PL/SQL
11 15 (0.77%) VBA
12 11 (0.57%) XPath
13 10 (0.51%) PHP
14 9 (0.46%) XQuery
15 7 (0.36%) Objective-C
15 7 (0.36%) Ruby
16 6 (0.31%) Apple Swift
16 6 (0.31%) VB6
16 6 (0.31%) XAML
Qualifications
1 253 (13.03%) Degree
2 233 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 117 (6.02%) Security Cleared
4 104 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
5 93 (4.79%) MCSE
6 90 (4.63%) CCNA
6 90 (4.63%) SC Cleared
7 65 (3.35%) CCNP
8 57 (2.94%) MCSA
9 51 (2.63%) HND
10 49 (2.52%) MCSD
11 48 (2.47%) MCITP
12 45 (2.32%) ISEB
13 38 (1.96%) ISTQB
13 38 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 28 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (1.39%) CCDA
16 23 (1.18%) CCDP
17 21 (1.08%) CISSP
18 19 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (7.21%) SLA
2 76 (3.91%) QA
3 32 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (1.34%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.26%) ISO 9000
8 5 (0.26%) TickIT
9 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.21%) P3O
10 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.10%) ISO27002
12 1 (0.051%) COBIT
12 1 (0.051%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 410 (21.11%) Active Directory
2 217 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (5.72%) Hyper-V
4 66 (3.40%) XenApp
5 65 (3.35%) vSphere
6 25 (1.29%) XenDesktop
7 23 (1.18%) VMware ESX
8 18 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
9 16 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (0.72%) Firmware
11 11 (0.57%) VMware Server
12 10 (0.51%) Terminal Services
12 10 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.26%) Shibboleth
15 5 (0.26%) XenServer
16 4 (0.21%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
16 4 (0.21%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 53 (2.73%) SCOM
2 52 (2.68%) Backup Exec
2 52 (2.68%) SCCM
3 30 (1.54%) NetBackup
4 28 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 17 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (0.72%) WSUS
7 13 (0.67%) EdgeSight
8 11 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (0.57%) Puppet
9 6 (0.31%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.31%) OpenView
9 6 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.31%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.26%) Windows Intune
11 4 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.15%) Cisco IPCC
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle ZFS
12 3 (0.15%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.15%) Simpana
Vendors
1 386 (19.88%) VMware
2 190 (9.78%) Cisco
3 168 (8.65%) Citrix
4 139 (7.16%) Oracle
5 109 (5.61%) HP
6 96 (4.94%) IBM
7 85 (4.38%) Symantec
8 62 (3.19%) SAP
9 60 (3.09%) NetApp
10 49 (2.52%) Juniper
10 49 (2.52%) Veeam
11 40 (2.06%) Avaya
12 29 (1.49%) EMC
13 28 (1.44%) Dell
14 24 (1.24%) Meraki
15 22 (1.13%) SonicWALL
16 19 (0.98%) Google
17 18 (0.93%) 3PAR
17 18 (0.93%) Xamarin
18 16 (0.82%) Tableau
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £60000 - £65000 Per Annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + company benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 20% bonus and bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + bonus + Microsoft accreditation
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K + Excellent Benefit
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + 20% bonus and bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + Holiday + Microsoft certification
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
LA International
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + (Up to £27k OTE)
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus outstanding benefits including car
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Keynetix
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits + Training + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 5 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago